Encore's Payson line of timpani mallets live up to the standards of their creator - Al Payson. Mr. Payson is a former member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and an inductee into the PAS Hall of Fame. The mallets feature painted all-maple shafts and seamless felt covers on the mallet heads. The butt ends of the mallets are all marked with a unique color for easy identification during quick mallet changes.
The T102 mallets are hard with red painted butt.